Those are our actual dirty socks, actually getting clean, in our actual real house. This is an epic moment in the Memorial house history, because it’s the first time in three years of owning the property that something has come out of that house cleaner than when it went in.
Even though it still looks like a complete construction zone and if a stray sock falls on the floor between the washer and dryer it will be covered in sawdust. But listen, beggars can’t be choosers.
I had a moment of panic when I tried to run the first load of laundry and when the cycle said “done” the clothes were barely damp and still smelled like MysteryMan’s feet, but it turns out I didn’t reset it from the test cycle The Plumbers* ran when they installed it. After that little bit of user error on my part, things have gone well and I’m glad I went with this set.
Next up in the laundry adventure will be building a clothesline in the back yard– and that will hopefully be the last thing about actual dirty clothes I feel compelled to write about on the internet.
*The Plumbers recently found this website, and I’ve threatened them with starting a series of posts called “Things The Plumbers Told Me”, which would include the laundry fun-fact of the day: If you don’t use dryer sheets, your dryer vent won’t get clogged. Instead use white vinegar in the washer and a couple of tennis balls in the dryer.